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What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: Doxycycline

The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph).
Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph.

In brief: Doxycycline

The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph).
Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph.
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